Jennifer’s new play A Blessing has been selected for a workshop and production as part of Somerset Community College Theatre’s Short Play Festival performing March 28-30, 2024 in Somerset, KY.
New production of “Pre-War”
Jennifer’s award-winning play Pre-War will be presented in a live online production by PlayZoomers September 29 and 30, 2023. Tickets can be purchased here.
“Will, Kempe & Ed” play readings
Three new “Will, Kempe & Ed” plays“–Jennifer’s series of short comedies “about” Shakespeare and The Lord Chamberlain’s Men–will be presented by PlayZoomers July 16, 2023 at 7 PM ET. The performance is free and will be followed by a talkback.
Jennifer’s Fridge (published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2021) will have its fifteenth production as part of Fairleigh Dickinson University Players’ new play festival April 26-30, 2023 in Teaneck, NJ.
“Sugar” selected for BEST TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
Jennifer’s award-winning play Sugar will be published this fall in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2023, edited by Debbie Lamedman and forthcoming from Smith and Kraus.
“Sugar” a Gary Garrison Playwriting Award Finalist
Sugar will have its third U.S. production as part of The New Deal Creative Arts Center’s 10 x 10 Fest running April 20-21, 2023 in Poughkeepsie, NY. The play premiered in Lakeshore Players 2022 10-Minute Play Festival and was also selected for Little Fish Theatre’s “Pick of the Vine” 2023.
still small voice an Incubator Finalist
Jennifer’s full-length play still small voice was named a Finalist for the 2023 Moxie Arts Incubator.
“Chem Class” selected for Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival
Jennifer’s new play Chem Class has been selected (out of 800+ submissions) for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival “honoring new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.” The play will be performed at Southeast Missouri State University June 12, 2022, and will be published in The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays.
Jennifer’s full-length play Slanted Light has been selected by The Bechdel Group for Shortlist Sunday on March 20, 2022. Jennifer’s play Ellery had a reading workshop with The Bechdel Group in 2019.
“Expectations” by Rainy Day Artistic Collective
Jennifer’s play Expectations has been selected by Rainy Day Artistic Collective for digital production in its Halfway Histories festival March 18-19, 2022. Expectations was previously produced by Valley Players in Napa, CA, and Short+Sweet Sydney in Sydney Australia, and made the 2021 and 2022 Shortlists for Short+Sweet Dubai.
“Sugar” Selected for Rockford New Words 2022
Jennifer’s new play Sugar has been selected for Rockford New Words 2022 Words on Women performing at The West Side Show Room in Rockford, IL, February 4-5, 2022.
Jennifer was selected for the Kennedy Center’s 2021 Autumn Playwriting Intensive. Led by award-winning playwright, screenwriter and educator Gary Garrison, the program consists of rigorous writing workshops and discussions of the art, craft, and business of playwriting with Gary and a wide range of distinguished guest artists.
“Lucy Tries Again” selected for New Works Festival
Jennifer’s play Lucy Tries Again (about Lucille Ball as a teenager) will debut virtually in the Crafton Hills College New Works Festival on May 9, 2021 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT. Click here for ticket info.
“Fridge” selected for Short+Sweet Perth 2021
Jennifer’s play Fridge has been selected (out of more than 620 international submissions) for production in Short+Sweet Perth 2021 in Western Australia. Fridge will be performed March 20-21, 2021.
“Listening” by PlayZoomers
Jennifer’s play Listening will be produced online by PlayZoomers on February 19,2021 at 7:30 PM EST. The play premiered in Weathervane Playhouse’s 2019 8×10 Theatrefest where it won an audience-choice award.
Reading of “Fridge”
See a live, rehearsed virtual reading of Jennifer’s play Fridge as part of Caravan Theatre’s “A Fresh Start” on January 28, 2021 at 2 PM EST. Ticket info here.
Jennifer’s monologue Invisible premieres in Natural Distancing, a play festival by Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette, IN, streaming from October 3-17, 2020. The show will restream in December 2020.
“Most Wonderful” to be published in Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021
Jennifer’s play Most Wonderful has been selected for The Best New Ten-Minute Plays 2021, edited by Lawrence Harbison and forthcoming from Applause Theater & Cinema Books. The play premiered in 2019 at OnStage Atlanta.
“Fridge” selected for KIT’s 10-Minute Play Festival
Jennifer’s new play Fridge has been selected by Kairos Italy Theater (KIT) for the International Women in Comedy ten-minute play festival. Due to COVID-19, readings will take place virtually on May 18, 2020.
“A Split Second” and “Pre-War” in PLAYS FOR US
Jennifer’s plays A Split Second and Pre-War have been selected for Plays for Us, a series of play readings in collaboration with The Actors Center. Due to COVID-19 the plays will be performed virtually on May 14, 2020.
Jennifer’s new play Fridge has been selected for The Social Distancing Short Play Festival currently taking place on Facebook. Fridge is also a Semifinalist for Stage It’s 2020 Ten-Minute Play Festival, in which Jennifer’s play Pre-War premiered in 2019.
“Expectations” in Glasgow, Scotland
Jennifer’s new play Expectations will be part of Love and Other Catastrophes by The Rum Diaries Presents in Glasgow, Scotland, on February 27th, 2020.
Only Human has been selected for The Factory Theatre at Greenville University’s New Plays Festival in April 2019. The play will also have readings at theaters around the country as part of Code Red Playwrights in support of gun control, including at Phoenix Theatre in Minneapolis (March 2019), Lakewood Playhouse in Washington (May 2019), Focal Theatre Lab in Iowa (June 2019) and St. John Lutheran Church in NYC (October 2019).
Jennifer’s play “Domestic Service” will be produced by White Mouse Theatre Productions at Florida State University in Tallahassee in November 2019.
Charlotte’s Letters an AFF Second Rounder
Charlotte’s Letterswas named a Second Rounder in the 2018 Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition. The play also won the 2018 Henley Rose Award and the 2017 NEWvember Festival Dublin competition, among other awards.
“Two Birds Mating in a Rhododendron Bush” at Verse Daily
“Steer Flees Slaughter and Is Last Seen Going Thataway” on Poetry Daily
Jennifer is the featured poet on the May 20th, 2018 edition of Poetry Daily with this poem from her new book, Exclusions & Limitations. Another of the book’s poems, “How to Clean Practically Anything,” appeared previously on Poetry Daily.
“Persephone” wins Heartland Theatre’s 10-Minute Play Contest
Jennifer’s new collection of poetry, Exclusions & Limitations, is now out from Plume Editions in conjunction with MadHat Press. Poems within have won awards and been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and appeared originally in Poetry, The New Republic, Southwest Review, Plume, Poetry Daily and many other prominent places. Read Grace Cavalieri’s review in Washington Independent Review of Books.
Charlotte’s Letters selected for NEWvember Festival Dublin
Charlotte’s Letters is one of six full-length plays selected for the NEWvember New Plays Festival in Dublin, Ireland. A staged reading will be performed in Dublin on November 16, 2017. Read about it in Broadway World here.
Premiere of “The Mysterious Affair at the Christies”
Jennifer’s short play “The Mysterious Affair at the Christies” (about novelist Agatha Christie) will premiere at Rover Dramawerks in Plano, TX in April 2017. Read about it in Broadway World here.
“Man Keeps Eighty Sheep In His House, Authorities Say” in The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5